When Ali of Made With Happy asked me to participate in her Kids Crafts From Around the World Series, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to introduce my children to my favorite Mexican artist. Frida Kahlo lived a fascinating life and was a painter known for her self portraits. She once said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” Some of her work isn’t very kid-friendly, so I recommend searching for appropriate pieces to share with your children without prying eyes around. Frida is typically pictured with a flower headband, so that’s exactly what we’ll be making today! After you make headbands with your children, try creating your own self portraits.
Faux Flower Bundle
Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Use wire cutters to cut the flowers off the stems.
Step 2: Arrange the flowers how you think you’ll want them to look on the headband and start hot gluing! Be generous with the hot glue, taking care not to burn yourself. I placed the larger flowers on the bottom and worked my way up, gluing to the headband and in between flowers.
Step 3: Put the headband on and do your best Frida expression. I recommend reading (affiliate) Frida Kahlo Little People, Big Dreams book with your children to learn more about this amazing artist.